MEET THE TRAINERS:
ARIEL PERALTA – Ariel understands that only through hard work and maintaining self-discipline are you able to achieve the best out of life. Having served 8 years in the US Army where he worked as a Tactical Explosives K9 Handler during his tour in Afghanistan, Ariel knows first hand how much training can improve the bond between your dog and your family. With experience handling high energy and high drive dogs, Ariel brings a sense of fun to your lessons and makes sure that your dog leaves their session happy and understanding where they stand in the family hierarchy. Joining OLK9 as the Head Trainer for our Chattanooga location, Ariel looks forward to bringing military precision obedience to you and your family!
FALLON HOUSER – Fallon has always believed in “walking what you talk,” and leading by example. That passion is what led her to start the only Doberman Pinscher rescue in the State of Tennessee, A Pinsch of Heaven Doberman Rescue (APHDR), and attaining her MBA degree while running a rescue, working full time, and having a child. She is a firm believer in education, whether it be for dogs or people, and loves doing what she can to help dogs and dog owners better their relationships and bonds through training and communication. An animal lover from the time she was too young to toddle, Fallon spent her childhood bringing home strays and working with them and competing on horseback in 3-Day Eventing, before later deciding to turn her attention towards animal rescue. In the time that Fallon has been Founder and President of APHDR, she has personally been involved in the rescue of well over 600 dogs (and still counting), and has grown the organization from a fledgling group of fosters – to a 501(c)3 rescue with volunteers and fosters throughout TN, KY, and in parts of NC and VA as well. Having personally witnessed and worked with dogs of all imaginable health and behavioral backgrounds, Fallon is excited to bring her K9 rehabilitative knowledge, nutrition and health expertise, and compassionate training approach to OLK9 dogs and clients!
RANDI LAFERNEY – Randi is well known in the corporate world by making a career as a successful International and Domestic Shopping Center Developer for numerous years. After extensive experience with business sharks, she believes dogs are a piece of cake! Randi has had dogs her whole life, and feels a definite connection with them, having dealt with hundreds of dogs with behavioral issues. She believes by observing a dog’s behavior, they will tell you right where he/she stands emotionally, psychologically and behaviorally. She wants to assist families so their dogs reach optimal and full potential functioning as loving and well mannered members of the family pack. Randi is an Area Coordinator with Southeast German Shepherd Rescue, serving dually as an intake coordinator for the rescue, where approximately 350 German Shepherds a year are assessed, rehabbed and then re-homed throughout the Southeast. She has worked with so many people and dogs (including NON-Shepherds, too!), she recognized she could help more people by opening up an OLK9 Training location! Randi handles the Tri-Cities, Chattanooga and Knoxville areas for OLK9.
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